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Software for Data Analysis: Stata

Recommended resources (online tutorials and books) for social science data analysis, complied by software packages and level of proficiency.

Online Learning -- Software & Coding

Northwestern partners with LinkedIn Learning to provide unlimited, on-demand access to a full library of online courses for students, faculty and staff. LinkedIn Learning's Data Analysis Online Courses can help you learn the ins and outs of Google Analytics, Crystal Reports, and more. Courses cover web analytics, data validation, and how to use tools like Excel and SPSS Statistics.

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Sage Research Methods includes a series of Little Green Books that provide short and accessible texts on all kinds of quantitative methods.

"Our brief volumes address a spectrum of advanced quantitative topics including regression, models, data analysis, experimental design, measurement, survey data, and more."

NUIT Research Computing provides support for a variety of software including R, R ggplot2, R Webscraping, Stata, SPSS, Python Pandas, Python GeoPandas, Deep Learning with TensorFlow, and more

Why Stata?

Why Stata?

This command-based statistical packages offers a lot flexibility for data analysis by just altering a different command options or writing a do-file. Meanwhile, the program language keeps a simple structure, so easy to learn that the users can focus on the statistical modelling.

Where to Find Stata?

Stata is installed on every public PC in the library and computer lab (link to software lists).  Remote Access to Library PCs is provided during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

StataSE is also available through NUworkspace, which offers users a Windows virtual desktop with a suite of software applications for academic work.

Finding Data

Where to find the data for your analysis?

Make an Appointment

Set up an appointment to meet with Social Science Data Services staff to discuss your research and learn about one, or more, of the following:

  • what data is available
  • data formatting for analysis
  • using software to analyze data
  • data visualizations

NUIT Research Computing provides support for a variety of software and analytic methods.

Online Tutorials

Video Tutorial

Recommended Books & Journals

Subject Guide

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Anne Zald
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Anne Zald
Subjects: Government Information; Social Science Data; Regulatory Compliance
Main Library Room 1214
Northwestern University Library
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Evanston, IL 60208
anne.zald@northwestern.edu
847-467-6441
Skype Contact: anne.zald